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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

Huntington's Disease Monkeys Display Progressive Clinical Changes and Neurodegeneration

May 12, 2015 — A preclinical, large animal model of Huntington's disease has been developed for assessing new therapeutics, which could ultimately provide better treatment options, possibly including altering ... read more

Systematic Interaction Network Filtering in Biobanks

Apr. 24, 2015 — While seeking targets to attack Huntington's disease, an incurable inherited neurodegenerative disorder, neurobiologists have found what they were looking for. Using a filtering strategy ... read more

New Test Measures Deadly Protein in Huntington's Disease Patients' Spinal Fluid

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new test has been able to measure for the first time the build-up of a harmful mutant protein in the nervous system of patients during the progression of Huntington's disease (HD). HD is a ... read more

Broken Cellular Communication in Brain Contributes to Huntington's Disease Symptoms

Apr. 6, 2015 — Broken communication in a specific part of the brain plays a role in the involuntary physical movements that affect individuals with Huntington's disease, researchers have ... read more

Huntington's Disease: Therapeutic Potential of Triheptanoin Confirmed

Jan. 8, 2015 — The therapeutic potential of triheptanoin in 10 patients with Huntington's disease has been demonstrated by researchers. Huntington's disease is a genetic disease; mutation of the gene ... read more

Synthetic Oil Drug May Bring Promise for Huntington’s Disease

Jan. 7, 2015 — A synthetic triglyceride oil called triheptanoin may provide hope for people with Huntington’s disease, an early study ... read more

Animal Study Points to a Treatment for Huntington's Disease

Jan. 5, 2015 — By adjusting the levels of a key signaling protein, researchers improved motor function and brain abnormalities in experimental animals with a form of Huntington's disease, a severe ... read more

Criminal Behavior in Patients With Neurodegenerative Diseases Studied

Jan. 5, 2015 — Criminal behavior can occur in patients with some neurodegenerative diseases, although patients with Alzheimer's disease were among the least likely to commit crimes, according to a ... read more

Oct. 28, 2014 — A major contributor to Huntington’s disease, a devastating progressive neurological condition that produces involuntary movements, emotional disturbance and cognitive impairment, has been uncovered ... read more

Broken Brain Signals Lead to Neurodegeneration

Sep. 8, 2014 — A cell receptor widely involved in intracellular calcium signaling -- the IP3R receptor -- can be locked into a closed state by enzyme action, and that this locking may potentially play a role in the ... read more

Sep. 5, 2014 — Scientists have applied iPS technology to a model of Huntington's disease in transgenic nonhuman primates, allowing them to conveniently assess the efficacy of potential therapies on neuronal ... read more

Gene Linked to Disease Found to Play a Critical Role in Normal Memory Development

Aug. 12, 2014 — It has been more than 20 years since scientists discovered that mutations in the gene huntingtin cause the devastating progressive neurological condition Huntington’s disease, which involves ... read more

July 18, 2014 — Several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, are linked to an accumulation of abnormal and aggregated proteins in cells. ... read more

July 16, 2014 — Huntington's disease, an incurable neurodegenerative disorder, starts as a genetic mutation that leads to an overabundance of "huntingtin" protein fragments, which form clumps in the ... read more

July 8, 2014 — A surprising new role for the Huntington's disease protein has been uncovered: it helps wire connections in early brain development. Understanding more about how the protein works may help ... read more

Fatal Cellular Malfunction Identified in Huntington's Disease

June 23, 2014 — Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder. ... read more

Healthy Tissue Grafted to Brains of Huntington's Patients Also Develops the Disease

June 5, 2014 — Healthy human tissue grafted to the brains of patients with Huntington's disease in the hopes of treating the neurological disorder also developed signs of the illness, several years after the ... read more

Promising Approach to Slow Brain Degeneration in Huntington's Disease Uncovered

May 25, 2014 — Blocking a specific class of glutamate receptors can improve motor learning and coordination, and prevent cell death in animal models of Huntington's disease, research shows. As ... read more

Medical Marijuana in Treatment of Certain Brain Diseases: Experts Weigh in

Apr. 28, 2014 — A review of available scientific research on the use of medical marijuana in brain diseases finds certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but do ... read more

Finding Safe Drugs to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Apr. 23, 2014 — 'Mutant' protein clusters, long blamed for the progression of Huntington's and other neurodegenerative diseases, have been the primary focus of therapies in development by ... read more

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